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An Update to the Apache Maven Installers – Broadcasting WM_SETTINGCHANGE To Update Environment Variables

When I previously did some updates to the Java Installers for Apache Maven, I noticed that, when I was testing the two versions, it often didn’t update the Environment variables. At first, I put it down to the fact that the variables for one version where there and maybe they get in the way of Read More

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Windows Installers for Apache Maven 2 and 3

I’ve updated the installer for Apache Maven 2 – and created a similar one for Apache Maven 3. More usefully, perhaps, I’ve uploaded the sources for them both to GitHub. I’ve also included a Java version check – first of a list of features I thought might be useful – and a set of README Read More

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Test Drive Apache Maven on Your Existing Projects

In the past, I have found the easiest way to get to grips with a new build tool is to give it a try on a project – new or existing.  In this article I will describe how you can test drive Apache Maven by using as a build tool for one of your existing Read More

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Windows Installer for Apache Maven 2

I’ve been playing around with Windows Installer XML (WiX) recently – I used it to create the installer for Year Chart and I’ve since converted a couple of internal projects (I may publish them later) which I had originally created InstallShield installers for (with the version that came with older versions of Microsoft Visual Studio). Read More

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